Owners of single-family homes in the City of Toronto will be encouraged to make their homes more energy efficient as the city partners with community groups to spur energy retrofits.
The initiative will provide homeowners with information about the programs and incentives available.
"Our homes and buildings are the largest source of local greenhouse gas emissions in Toronto so it's important for us to act," said Mayor John Tory. "I encourage all Toronto homeowners to take advantage of the programs and incentives offered by the City of Toronto, the Province and others to make their homes more efficient, comfortable and resilient.”
Homes and buildings generate about half of the local greenhouse gas emissions in Toronto today. The City's TransformTO Climate Action Strategy has identified that 100 per cent of all existing homes need to be 40 per cent more energy efficient by 2050.
The project, called Toronto’s Greenest Neighbourhoods, will run in three neighbourhoods initially and partner with community groups to engage and support residents directly in their communities.